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      Father sentenced in child abuse case

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      APPLETON - A Fox Valley father convicted of tying up his two-year-old son and putting him in a dog cage has learned his punishment.

      Michael Kitzman was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison and three years extended supervision.

      According to the criminal complaint, Kitzman told police he lost his temper when his son gave a sibling's toy to the family dog.

      The court documents go onto say Kitzman tied the toddler's arms and legs and left him for about 45 minutes, before putting the boy in a dog kennel.